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Miramar Bistro

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301 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1312 (Highwood Ave)
+1 847-433-1078
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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North Barrington, Illinois
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was thrown by the "German" stylings of the exterior and found it to be anything BUT in the interior. I walked in and instantly felt at ease. It looked as if it had been there forever and was timeworn and well loved. The hostess was cordial and shook our hands. (Nice touch BTW!) We had a quick cocktail at... More 

Thank JBVO
Highland Park, Illinois
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530 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really really like Miramar. Just shy of love. We live super close and couldn't get enough when it first opened. Since then the prices have risen as our enthusiasm has lowered. Miramar is at its best during the summer. We love the design with the doors that open to the sidewalk making it feel like you are on vacation.... More 

Thank Hpmicks
Chicago, Illinois
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191 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and brother-in-law came in for lunch and a couple drinks and it was a delightful experience. The staff were so personable and professional. We got sandwiches, salads and burgers and even a couple boiled eggs at the bar as an interesting treat! Piles of pomme frittes added a good side and their beer/wine selection was excellent. We're coming... More 

Thank Nathan A
Lake Forest, Illinois
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247 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great evening. The food was good and the staff was efficient and friendly. They were really busy ....so not overly friend but not rude. It is really hot. Remember this was the case from the last time I was there, too. Women need to layer! I had onion soup and mussels - both were good.

Thank sdoddsayers
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Miramar Bistro sits on the corner of the two main roads in an unassuming small suburb of Chicago, known as Highland, IL. Catercorner is an art studio with the town hall next to it (which also serves as overflow parking for Miramar). The building looks like a German pub, although it is billed as a French bistro with Cuban influence,... More 

3 Thank MDMR
Yorkville, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Friends had suggested meeting here for an early dinner. It was a long drive for us but well worth the trip! We arrived early and were able to enjoy a cocktail at the bar before our friends arrived. I asked for a cocktail with champagne and the bartender suggested a French 75. It was very refreshing and I would order... More 

Thank Windicindi
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Miramar is an all around great restaurant, my family and I have been going for years. Whether its just for drinks, dinner or both Miramar offers a good size tasty menu, a great atmosphere and a friendly and helpful staff. Amongst a long list of Highwood restaurants, Miramar certainly stands its ground as a big favorite!

2 Thank Josephine V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Still the best onion soup in Chicagoland but probably the most expensive. We split the onion soup and chicken entree and the bill was over $50. Service superb as always.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is a French restaurant in the heart of Highwood. I have been here a few times for lunch. The food is always good and the service is excellent and warming. I like their mussels (I am a mussel fan). Steak and frites and salad nicoise are excellent. They do have parking mid-block just east of the train tracks near... More 

1 Thank Todd R
Highland Park, Illinois
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We used to frequent this restaurant often in the past, but because the change in quality and service we stopped. We recently gave it another try and we were happy about the very good service and quality of the food. I am sure we will go back soon.

Thank Jurgen P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Waukegan Ave, Highwood, IL 60040-1312
    (Highwood Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Metra Train is one block from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-433-1078

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?